BGB Podcast #35 – The Power of Balance

What immortal hand or eye, could frame thy fearful asymmetry?

Asymmetry is a powerful tool for game design, if done right. There’s a lot of replayability right out of the box, and finding a playstyle that works for you can be very satisfying. But this dark alchemy has a darker byproduct: imbalance. When so much is different between each player, how do you ensure that things stay fair? Before we nerf plz, we discuss Container, and more Root.

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01:40 – Container
12:28 – Root
18:08 – Scoreboard Update
20:04 – Balancing Asymmetry
26:49 – Vast: The Crystal Caverns
27:26 – Cosmic Encounter
30:05 – Scythe
30:55 – Terra Mystica
33:20 – Cry Havoc
40:08 – Cthulhu Wars
44:14 – The Voyages of Marco Polo
45:27 – Rising Sun
47:55 – Sidereal Confluence
49:57 – Diplomacy

Thank you to Heart Society for generously letting us use What’s On Your Mind, Kid? from their album Wake the Queens.

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